BOCA RATON, FL, JUNE 5, 2019 –Boca West Children’s Foundation has granted a record $1.13 million to Palm Beach County non-profits supporting children in 2019.

“Our mandate is to identify and implement projects assisting at-risk children and their families for partner agencies in our community,” said Chairman Arthur Adler. “One in four children in Palm Beach County live in poverty. This record amount of funding will go a long way toward feeding educating, clothing, and keeping safe and healthy more than 5,500 children in need every day.”

Since its inception in 2010, Boca West Children’s Foundation has granted more than $8 million to 25 local children’s non-profits. 

“We believe every child has basic rights. Children should have food and a safe place to sleep; access to educational opportunities; basic dental and medical care; and to be able to just be normal kids,” said Jennifer Bate Richy, Executive Director of Boca West Children’s Foundation.

“Our goal is to level the playing field through efforts from cradle to college,” continued Bate Richy. “Each of our partner agencies is carefully vetted and does a spectacular job in their area.”

To acknowledge Boca West Children’s Foundation’s 10th anniversary in 2020, the Board of Directors has created “Mission 2030” to focus on its objectives and the challenges to come in the next 10 years. The organization has expanded its fundraising efforts to include a planned giving program for those who wish to make helping children their legacy. 

“We have accomplished many goals in our first decade,” said Bate Richy, “but there continue to be families in need. Boca West Children’s Foundation will be here to help those children.”

About
Boca West Children’s Foundation was initiated in 2010 by members of Boca West Country Club as a not for profit 501 (c)3 organization whose mission is to identify and implement project-based programming assisting at-risk children in Palm Beach County.  For more information, please visit bocawestfoundation.org, call 561-488-6980 or email foundation@bocawestcc.org.

The 25 charity partners are: American Association of Caregiving Youth, Boca Helping Hands, Boca Raton Children’s Museum, Bound for College, Boys & Girls Clubs, Caridad Center, FAU Band Camp, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers, Gift of Life, JAFCO and JAFCO Ability Center, Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Junior League of Boca Raton, Kelly Strul Emerging Scholars Program at FAU, KidSafe Foundation, Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Place of Hope – Dr. Leighan and David Rinker Campus, Police Athletic League, Red Apple Supplies – Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, Rotary Club of Boca Raton, SCOPE, SOS Children’s Village, Sweet Dream Makers, Unicorn Academy, Viner Community Scholars, and Youth Activity Center.